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I made this cake for a young lady's 33rd birthday. Her best friend wanted me to create her name out of cake. The K is red velvet, the I is vanilla with strawberry filling, and the M is carrot cake. I carved the letters freehand after baking each in a 10" pan. All are covered with Marshmallow fonant and the black deocrations are done with Satin Ice.
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
I made this cake for my mom and dad's 40th wedding anniversary (which is today, October 24). It's really simple and beautiful, just like they are.
The bottom layer is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The top layer is yellow cake with buttercream frosting.
My intent was to make a polka dot cake...with the polka dots make out of fondnat. However, last night, I spent 2 hours trying to dye the fondant black (new fondant I'm working with) and it wouldn't take. So, I decided to wrap a beautiful ribbon around the cake.
I never had this problem with Wilton fondant, but have stopped using it because it tastes so bad. Maybe I'll use Wilton just for the decoration pieces on the cake since it takes color better.
The flowers are fake and not made of fondant. If I had more time, I would have made them out of fondant, but after spending two hours trying to get the fondant black, I was exhauseted. And, who knew that black food coloring turns skin red? My hands are bright red and I now look like I have a disease. It's all worth it for my wonderful parents :-)
I created this wonder pets cake for a little girl's 2nd birthday. Her father contacted me and asked me to create a cake based on a picture he saw on the Internet. I tried to duplicate it as best as I could. In my opinion, it came out better than what he wanted.
The Wonder Pets flag was the only challenge in this cake. I didn't like the flag that was on the picture he sent me. I wanted to make it more authentic-looking. I hand-carved the W for the flag -- aiming for it to look like the official Wonder Pets logo. It took me about 4 times before I got it right.
For the white part of the flag -- which I wanted to be edible too -- I first attempted for it to be made all of fondant, but when it dried and I picked it up, it weighed about 5 pounds. I knew that it would never stand up on the cake. So, I cut a paper bag into the shape of the flag and wrapped a very thin piece of fondant around it and then stuck the Wonder Pets logo on it. That seemed to work!
Posted by Denise Baez at 10:00 AM
Friday, October 22, 2010
I made this cake for a little boy's first birthday (October 22). I asked the mother what her son liked to customise the cake to him, but she said he didn't really have a favorite anything yet, so I just decided to make the cake bright and fun for little Lucas's 1st birthday. :-) I hope he likes it!
The little balls look like gum, don't they?
Posted by Denise Baez at 9:37 AM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I made this Wow Wow Wubbzy cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. All the work was so worth it to se the look on her face when she saw the cake.
Wubbzy is a flat sugar image made of Royal Icing and Color Flow Mix. I basically took one of her coloring books, but a picture of Wubbzy underneath parchment paper, and traced it with Royal Icing. I let that dry for 24 hours and then filled in the yellow part using Color Flow Mix. Be sure to make at least 5 copies of each piece you are making, as these things break very easy. My husband thought they were cookies and ate one!
The figurines around the cake are toys (Kooky Kollectibles). Very hard to find, but I was able to buy a lot of them on Ebay. I used the Wilton Ball Pan to make Wubbzy's ball (yes, there is cake in there!).
I'm upset that forget to add my daughter's name to the second layer. It looks empty. I rushed out the house and forgot the fondant letters. But, overall, I'm happy with the final product.
Posted by Denise Baez at 10:54 AM
I created this cake for a little boy's 1st birthday. I began working on the characters almost 2 weeks in advance, since this was the first time I was doing a Yo Gabba Gabba cake. They took some effort and patience, but overall, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.